Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dairy and Gluten Free White Beans with Chorizo

I needed a side dish to go with last nights chorizo extravaganza.  I decided to make White Beans with Chorizo to serve along side chorizo patties, home fries with onions and peppers cooked in chorizo love, fried eggs, and a creamy cilantro lime sauce.  Chorizo lends itself beautifully to dairy and gluten free cooking - You just need to verify that your sausage does not have any offending ingredients.  I bought this bulk fresh chorizo at Sunflower Farmers Market and it was good although not as flavorful as some other varieties.  It is important to remember that with chorizo as with all sausages you might need to adjust the seasonings in your recipe depending on the amount of seasoning in the sausage!

Dairy and Gluten Free White Beans with Chorizo

1 tbs olive oil
4 oz bulk chorizo
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz can white beans
salt & pepper
1 tsp to 1 tbs tapatio hot sauce
2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped

In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil over medium to medium high heat.
Saute the chorizo and onion until the onion is softened and the chorizo is cooked through.
Add the garlic and saute for a minute longer.
Add the white beans with the juice.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the tapatio hot sauce to your desired level of spiciness.
Reduce heat to simmer and cook about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh cilantro.
Serve topped with creamy cilantro lime sauce if desired.

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